Life as a Child in the Yards of Norwich

King Kong
John Curson loved his Saturday afternoons at the Empire CInema on Oak Street. But he well remembers his disappointment at not being allowed to see King Kong. And you thought that ripping out seats in a cinema was a recent phenonema?
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Philip Armes dressed as a cowboy
Philip Armes and his friends enjoyed playing cowboys & indians at home. For adventures further afield they left the Norwich Yards to see what they could discover at Mousehold Heath.
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Dennis Stringer
Dennis Stringer clearly remembers the circus coming to the Theatre Royal - who wouldn't when you had a job taking the elephants down to Watling Court !
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John Curson
John Curson remembers the Norwich Fair, held on the Cattle Market, together with other entertainments held in the Agricultural Hall.
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Child in Yard
Jackie Lowell talks about poverty in the yards of Ber Street including a cobbler who sent his children to school without shoes.
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John Curson 1931
John Curson visited his Uncles, who lived in Trowse Yard, most weekends. Listen to his memories here.
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